Santeria : How to attend Oshosi

Offerings for Ochosi

Ochosi has a huge apetite for all kinds of hunted animals or fowl. He enjoys pears, grapes, plantains, smoked fish, jutía, pomegranates, anisette and bananas. His animal sacrifices include he-goat, rooster, pheasant, quails, deer and pigeons. Below are some recipes for addimús you can prepare for Ochosi.

Roasted Sweet Potato Fries for Ochosi

Sweet potatoes are a great addimú for Ochosi. For this recipe buy three medium sizes sweet potatoes. Preheat the oven to 450°F. Peel the potatoes, cut the ends off, then cut them into wedge shapes (the size of dinner fries). Place these in a large bowl and season them with salt, a pinch of sugar, palm oil and paprika. Toss them with your hands to make sure they are lightly coated with the oil and seasonings. Spread the sweet potato wedges out on a cookie sheet in a single layer. Bake them in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes, turning them over half way through the cooking time. Remove them from the oven and allow them to cook. Place them in a large bowl and present them to Ochosi as an addimú offering. Remove them after the appropriate amount of time and dispose of them in nature as determined through divination.

Anisette and Cigar for Ochosi

This is a very simple addimú that you can give Ochosi on a regular basis. Select a dry anisette (not the sweet kind) and a nice cigar. Start by taking a small mouthful of the anisette and spraying it from your lips all over his shrine. Light the cigar and make sure it has a good burning ember on the end. Turn the cigar around and carefully place it inside your mouth taking care to keep your tongue away from it so you don’t burn yourself. Exhale through your mouth and out the cigar to blow smoke all over and inside Ochosi’s vessel. Place the cigar on a fire-proof dish beside his shrine. This is a nice offering for Ochosi that can be done weekly to keep him happy in your home.

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